Talent Database

It’s been a tough time for us. Since Andrew arrived back in Melbourne after 20 years away, he had a good six months to get reacquainted with Melbourne before the lockdowns began. We’re now in a rebuilding phase, and that means we now need to network and re-establish a team of people we trust and are happy to work with. We expect to get commercial jobs helping Melbourne and Victorian companies with their commercial product and branding photography. Many of these companies have international ambitions, so we are looking to work with enthusiastic and talented people. We are looking for a range of different people to work with, including:

  • Models (male and female)
  • Makeup artists
  • Shoot location assistants
  • Second-photographers
  • Hair stylists
  • Wardrobe
  • etc

Please add your details to our database here and we will get back to you when a suitable job comes up.

In the “Tell us about you” section, include info like what type of style you specialise in, what types of jobs are of most interest to you. We would rather work with people who are in their comfort or interest zone.

A makeup artist preparing a model for a shoot in Yokohama Japan
A makeup artist preparing a model for a shoot in Yokohama Japan

We won’t be employing people, but contracting them on a per-job basis. We believe in equity, diversity, respect, dignity, and workplace safety.

Collaboration Call

Lockdowns are over and many industries need to reinvigorate and recreate or create new connections. We are wanting to work with makeup artists, models, and costume designers to make a project go forward that can be used for our own self-promotion efforts. The long term plan is to get financial support for this project, and for it to be profitable for all involved (participants and financial supporters).

Theme: Women outdoors, in nature, in the sun, doing adventurous activities. More specific details will be given to serious potential collaborators and funding supporters.

Aim: To be at least shortlisted in any state or national art, photography, or other awards and competitions.

Opportunities for sponsors: Exposure with product placement and multiple @ mentions in social media, and on-going placement in social media posts, videos, and in professional creatives’ portfolios.

Model call: Outdoor clothing Melbourne Vic #ModelCall

Outdoor clothing modelling

I have an expression of interest from a client, and so I need to research options.

Who am I?  Andrew is a commercial photographer who has been based in Japan for nearly 15 years. For family reasons he’s returned and is re-establishing his business his business in Australia. You can see his old website at JapanesePhotos.Asia, his Model Mayhem account, Instagram, and Twitter for more background on him.

Who: We need both male and female models who have an interest and history of outdoor activities. Yes, you can suggest a friend to work with; we will consider their portfolio. Ultimately, the client makes the final approval of who we can work with.

What: The job is to model outdoor clothing and some equipment. If you have not done fashion modelling before, please research some suitable poses.

Pay: We need to know what your fees are on a per hour and on a per day basis. We are not looking for the cheapest models, but the most suitable, I just need to present options and cost approximations to the client. I usually pay from about $25/hr or $100 a day, but this usually depends on the job and the clients’ budget.

Portfolio: To present the best case to the client, we need a few things:

  • Your online portfolio (usually your Instagram or Model Mayhem account is fine). We assume that portfolios that include outdoor activities may be viewed more favourably.
  • Your per hour / per day payment expectations.
  • If you’re ok with sharing behind the scenes images of the shoot on your social media account, and if you’re ok to share many of the final images on your social media account too.
  • Your clothing sizes (for shirts, jackets, trousers, shoes – Aust size & cm); height, waist, bust, chest, hat/head sizes.
  • Availability (we prefer weekdays, but weekends might be possible)
  • (emailing a pdf with a sample of photos and the above responses will make it a lot easier for us)

Where: The shoot will be done in a National Park or similar place near Melbourne or the Yarra Ranges. Transport may be provided from either Epping or a convenient nearby train station. If we shoot in a National Park, we may be limited on the number of vehicles we are allowed in, so it is ok to have a friend drop you off and pick you up again.

When: mid July (probably on weekdays), TBA. The shoot may be timed for when you (the models) are available.

Makeup: Please do your own, a makeup artist probably won’t be approved by the client. Please don’t do high fashion or glamour, but suitable for outdoor & camping type of activities.

Accommodation: If this is a multi-day shoot, none is provided this time, so you will need to return to your home each day, which will probably be after sunset. We suggest to have a friend pick you up as you may be too tired to drive safely near the end of the day.

Wear: Most clothing will be provided. Please bring your own warm clothes for comfort in between shoots. We strongly suggest thermal underclothes (especially v-neck). It is possible that thermal underclothing may be provided, tbc. Please ask and confirm this closer to the time of the shoot.

Food & bring: Main meals (probably only lunch) will be provided, but please bring your own drinks and snacks. Portable battery charger for your phone with cables. Your own makeup supplies. A book or your music to help recharge and reset in rest periods.

Liability: Travel Photos PtyLtd and the client will consider you as a sub-contractor. Which means you need to be responsible for your own public liability insurance, your own health insurance, and so forth.

Final note:  Andrew and Travel Photos PtyLtd prefer to work with people we know. If we can do this shoot, there is a higher probability we will work together again.

Updates: This page was last updated on 10th July.

25th July 2019:  The client has put back the the shoot due to other projects being prioritised. Further updates will come when the shoot can be scheduled.

Model Call for Kyoto

  • What: Portrait sessions for workshops for photography enthusiasts
  • Where: Gion, Kyoto
  • When: Most mornings, from 7.15 to 9.30am, Monday’s, Wednesdays, and Fridays until early June 2019 (may resume from March to June 2020). These are held early to avoid tourist crowds and the heat.
  • Paid: Yes (contact us for details)
  • Who: Preference for Japanese models, but not essential
  • What: Pose in a kimono for portraits in Gion. You might also be asked to give advice to workshop attendees on how to communicate with models/portrait subjects
  • Clothing: You should have access to and ability to put on a kimono. We can provide help getting access to kimonos if needed. Have own health insurances, and having own business insurance is recommended.
  • Makeup: Please do your own makeup and hair
  • More info: Here is the info the prospective participants are expecting: https://travelphotos.asia/workshops.html
  • This Page May be updated without notice.

 

Model call
Model call

Model Call: Taipei 5th to 10th March

Portraits of a young Japanese lady modelling with an antique film camera.

What: City / Street portraits
Where: Ximen, CKS Memorial Hall, and other places around Taipei
When: A day and time that’s convenient to the both of us, from 5th to 10th March
What to wear: Normal smart-casual
Makeup: Please do your own for natural / affluent like.
Why: I need to meet models to work with for future commercial work. These photos will also make sample products to promote my business for travel portraiture.
Benefits: I will provide photos both full size (for printing and portfolio making), and web-size (for social media self-promotion), but not for resale.
More info: Check back here for updates.
Contact: https://travelphotos.asia/contact.html.

Model Call: Melbourne Vic 18th Feb to 1st Mar

Young Japanese lady in the trendy part of Nagoya city at night.

What: City / Street portraits
Where: Melbourne CBD
When: A day and time that’s convenient to the both of us
What to wear: Normal smart-casual (jeans and white button-up type shirt preferred). Basically, look affluent, inspiring, and the ideal guy/girl next-door.
Makeup: We’re on a limited budget, so please do your own for natural / affluent like.
Why: I’m relocating to Melbourne from Japan. I need to meet models to work with for future commercial work. These photos will also make sample products to promote my business for travel portraiture.
Benefits: I will provide photos both full size (for printing and portfolio making), and web-size (for social media self-promotion), but not for resale.
More info: Check back here for updates.
Contact: https://travelphotos.asia/contact.html.